My start to Trinity was a little more unconventional than normal. Two weeks before the first day of freshman year started I was still uncertain which high school I was going to attend. However, as soon as my mother took me into this all-girl school and I felt the welcoming atmosphere, I knew that I was going to have a great four years here. I was immediately integrated into the community and was faced with an enthusiastic community with open arms. I was nervous, as any freshman would be, only knowing one person coming in. As time went on and I began to implement myself into the community, I understood why Trinity was the right choice. The rigorous academics in the IB Diploma Programme allowed me to expand my knowledge to new horizons that I never thought possible. The multitude of extracurricular activities, including sports and clubs, allowed me to meet new people and just grow up. I knew that Trinity would prepare me to be an excellent young woman in today’s world.
Four years went by in a flash. It’s crazy. My time on the lacrosse team is almost over. I am about to leave my best friends for another four years, but this time, we won’t be together. My time as an officer of the Pep Club and a senior leader of Girls in Green (sustainability initiative) has passed and I am forever grateful for everything that those experiences have taught me. It has taught me to never be afraid to try new things, to keep an open mind, to stand up for myself and others, to have respect for my peers and authorities, to balance myself as a student and athlete, and most of all to live my life to the fullest of my capabilities. I know that in the next four years I will use everything that Trinity High School has taught me to be the best person I can be. This fall, I will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison and am majoring in International Business. I know that even though I will not be a student at Trinity anymore, it will always be my home.
Alexandra O’Donnell, St. Josaphat, Chicago
University of Wisconsin, Madison